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NCJ Number: 228482 Find in a Library
Title: Exploring the Predictors of Treatment Views of Private Correctional Staff: A Test of an Integrated Work Model
Journal: Journal of Offender Rehabilitation  Volume:48  Issue:6  Dated:August-September 2009  Pages:504-528
Author(s): Eric G. Lambert; Nancy L. Hogan
Date Published: August 2009
Page Count: 25
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the effects of personal characteristics, work environment factors, and work attitudes on correctional staff support for treatment.
Abstract: Results show that among the personal characteristics, only position had a statistically significant association with support for treatment. The custodial staff was less supportive in general, probably as a result of the role they occupy in asserting control over inmates in correctional organizations. Among the work environment variables, job variety, work-on-family conflict, and integration all had significant relationships treatment views. Job variety and integration had positive effects, while work-on-family conflict had a negative effect. Among the work attitudes, organizational commitment had a significant positive association. Not only did organizational commitment have a significant effect, it had the largest effect among all the independent variables. Though this study found new salient predictors of support for treatment and confirmed previous ones, there is still much unknown about the forces which shape and influence the treatment views of correctional employees, which should be studied in future research. Data were collected from 166 employees of a Midwestern private correctional institution using a mailed survey packet. Table and references
Main Term(s): Correctional officer stress; Correctional personnel attitudes; Treatment
Index Term(s): Attitude change; Attitude measurement; Behavior patterns; Behavior under stress; Conflict of interest; Psychological stress evaluator; Stress assessment; Work attitudes
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